Faith in Action calls for removal of President Donald Trump, accountability for his enablers
WASHINGTON – Two days after insurrectionist violence at the U.S. Capitol, faith leaders called for accountability, urging the removal of President Donald Trump from office. In a statement, the Rev. Alvin Herring, executive director of Faith in Action, the largest faith-based grassroots organizing network, noted that peace requires accountability and called on state and local officials to protect their residents by removing from their ranks law enforcement offers who participated in Wednesday’s violence.
“What we witnessed this week in Washington, D.C., is the consequence of years of lies and violent, hate-filled rhetoric from those occupying the highest offices in the land. Amid all the events of this week – from the insurrectionist violence on Capitol Hill to the election of a Black senator and a Jewish senator from Georgia — I am reminded of our collective call to be peacemakers. I am reminded that we are required to act justly, love kindness, and walk with our God. Let me be clear: peacemaking is not a passive act, for there is no peace without justice, accountability or love.
“Making peace in our land demands that the insurrectionists – and those who have implicitly encouraged them – must be held accountable for their actions. President Trump must be removed from office, and his enablers in the house and senate must be held to account as well. Mayors, police departments and local leaders across the country also must act now to ensure the safety of their residents and remove from service all law enforcement officers who participated in the insurrectionist violence.”
Faith in Action, formerly known as PICO National Network, is the largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network in the United States. The nonpartisan organization works with 1,000 religious congregations in more than 200 cities and towns through its 46 local and state federations. For more information, visit www.faithinaction.org.
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